Chapter 2, Part 4.
Over the month of November 2017, Flight Club will be bringing you “30 Turkeys in 30 days.” Each day, we will post a review of a different Wild Turkey product. Throughout that journey, we will provide you with background information on the company, the products and the people behind the products, all of which we hope create a better understanding of what Wild Turkey brings to the world of bourbon. A table of contents for each of these posts can be found here.
In this Chapter 2, we continue the Wild Turkey story through its present day 101 proof single barrel offering, the Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit. Today we bring you a review of Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit – Oklahomans for Oklahomas Pick purchased in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit – Oklahomans for Oklahomans (Barrel #912 from Warehouse H, Rick 4; Bottled: 6/23/17)(Sampled by Scott Hill, Lee Bullock, Chris Crow, Stephen Benson and Phil Horvey) (NAS, but believed to be around 9 years)
Nose: Initially very dry, but with some grape soda sneaking in it sweetens a bit; overripe melon and prune (both almost to the point of moldy); mushroom; sawdust. (4/5)
Palate: Port wine fruitiness and sweetness; grape soda; white pepper; salt; earthy; leather; creamy. (4/5)
Finish: Long; residual cream soda, light rye bread, dusty (something we didn’t experience with the others). (4.5/5)
Overall: This Oklahomans for Oklahomans Pick stands out as very different from the standard Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit profile with a significant amount of earthiness. It is one the most complete package from start to finish of any of those sampled. (4/5)
Value: Purchased for the low price of $39, this bottle was a steal. (4.5/5)
“This Oklahomans for Oklahomans Pick stands out as very different from the standard Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit profile with a significant amount of earthiness.”
Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.